July 21, 2012
These photos of 1950s advertisements, provided by the Missouri State Historical Society, offer a glimpse into Columbia summers of the past.
Twins Kerri and Jake Justice take part in the youth wrestling competition at the Show-Me State Games.
Women warm up and prepare to compete in the Power Lift competition at the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.
Andy Tellman's band have fun performing in Jefferson City. They will be playing at the Boone County Fair on Friday.
Supporters formed "a sea of red" to honor the memory of Spc. Sterling Wyatt during his funeral at First Baptist Church of Columbia and procession along Broadway on Saturday.
July 20, 2012
The Show-Me State Games began with an Opening Ceremony held at the Hearnes Center on Friday.
Aaron Skinner and Cody Kennedy play a men's tennis match at the Show-Me State Games on Friday.
The Columbia Cardinals played the Florissant Mustangs on Friday at the Show-Me State Games.
Boone County Fair Grounds is set up to welcome fair goers Thurday, July 19, north of Columbia.
The West Broadway Swim Club hosted "Arctic Friday" where they passed out 10-pound blocks of ice to swimmers and made snow cones to help Columbia beat the heat.
July 19, 2012
Kenley Conyers, 6, was named Little Miss Boone County Fair in the contest last year. This year she won't participate in the contest but will be involved in other activities, including the downtown parade.
Several community members watched the Sterling Wyatt motorcade pass the First Baptist Church.
Readers shared photos taken during the procession honoring Spc. Sterling Wyatt, as his body returned to Columbia.
July 18, 2012
High school students from all over North America came to MU to spend a week learning about different types of engineering. The students do hands-on activities to learn and apply the principles of engineering, including designing and launching rockets propelled by water pressure.
The Family Fun Fest on Wednesday night at Flat Branch Park included music, dancing, bounce houses, face painting and more. This month's theme was "Around the World" and focused on teaching families what other children around the world do for fun.
Tessa Chambers, 16, showed Earl and Hoss, two boer bucks, at the Howard County Fair on June 28. Earl, weighing in at 48 lbs, won first in his class. Tessa will be showing and selling both bucks at the Boone County Fair this month.
July 17, 2012
Dennis Samnee took up falconry about 26 years ago, inspired after catching and releasing a red-tailed hawk that terrorized his wife's chickens. These days, falconry is not just a hobby for Samnee, it's a lifestyle.
The Far West Cemetery occupies an acre of land off the main road in Centralia. It was recently vandalized, with headstones being pushed over and broken.
The Voluntary Action Center's 21st Annual Christmas in July Picnic was held July 12.